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Win SolSmart’s New Innovation Award – Applications Now Open!

Has your community or county implemented an innovative solar action or program? If so, we encourage you to apply for this new award.

The SolSmart Innovation Award is a new feature of the SolSmart program that highlights designated communities who have implemented innovative solar actions or programs. The application is simple! Communities document progress – preferably, success – and show how their implementation was unique, novel, or innovative.

The community will be judged on its unique approaches or noteworthy actions that:

  1. Reduce soft costs beyond the scope of SolSmart criteria,
  2. Reduce time or complexity associated with solar permitting, inspection, or any other process,
  3. Increased notable solar adoption in your community.

Your unique actions could be the example that another community needs to really make a difference in their push toward a solar future. We’re looking to highlight innovative actions around solar+ storage, solar and EVs, solar for resilience, and any other innovative solar actions. Designees who were awarded innovative action points in one of the eight SolSmart criteria during application for designation may, and are encouraged, to apply for this award.

We will be accepting applications from June 25 through August 15. Award winners will be announced in September and the award presentation event will occur in October at the ICMA Annual Conference in Nashville, TN. Winners will be recognized on the SolSmart website and other national media outlets.

Click here to fill out the short application 

For questions, please contact SolSmart at info@solsmart.org.